China founds first biopesticide research centre
The Hubei biopesticide engineering research centre has been “officially upgraded” to a national-level biopesticide engineering technology research centre by the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province. The centre is the only national biopesticide research facility in the country. It will carry out research into industrialisation and developmental technologies for biopesticides. Researchers hope to build a “technological platform” for their research and development, production and application, reports the Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences.